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23 November Written Reply to Question 3428 - Whether her deaprtment and/or any entity reporting to her sponsored any event and promotion hosted by The New Age newspaper since its establishment
23 November Written Reply to Question 3375 - How many copies of each annual report that was produced by her departments and the entities reporting to her were commissioned for print in the 2011-12 financial year
23 November Written Reply to Question 3332 - What have been the achievements of the partnership between the Department of Water Affairs and the Water Resources Group since the Declaration of Partnership was signed
23 November Written Reply to Question 3329 - How much did each water board owe the Department of Water Affairs
23 November Written Reply to Question 3313 - Whether she has been informed that in areas like Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, 62% of households do not have access to clean water
16 November Written Reply to Question 3251 - Whether her department or any entity reporting to her, placed any advertisements in The New Age since the inception of the newspaper up until the most recent date for which information is available
16 November Written Reply to Question 3235 - How many applications for information in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act 2 of 2000, were received by the Department of Water Affairs
16 November Written Reply to Question 3234 - Whether the Xstrata Tselentis Colliery is in prossession of a water use licence
16 November Written Reply to Question 3228 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1703 on 23 July 2012, the process of reviewing the water use licence application of the George Local Municipality was finalised by 30 September 2012
13 November Oral Reply to Question 471 - What sector-wide approaches and requisite institutional capacity are currently available to effect the democratisation of water management
13 November Oral Reply to Question 470 - What are the details of her department's plan in respect of future increases in water charges
13 November Oral Reply to Question 443 - What prevented her from addressing community members of De Aar in the Northern Cape
09 November Written Reply to Question 3175 - Whether, since her reply to question 3111 on 4 November 2011, a certain person has had any involvement to the Lesotho Highlands Water Project
09 November Written Reply to Question 3145 - What is the current state of performance of the Northen Works wastewater plant in Johannesburg
09 November Written Reply to Question 3132 - With reference to her letter dated 18 January 2012, what are the details of the progress of the independent forensic investigation
09 November Written Reply to Question 3111 - Whether her department has a master plan to ensure that all households in South Africa are provided with safe drinking water
02 November Written Reply to Question 3096 - Whether her departments are currently subscribed to The New Age newspaper
02 November Written Reply to Question 3087 - Whether the large cattle feedlot within the Seringveld Conservancy in the region Oog van Boekenhoutskloof in Cullinan, Gauteng, has a water use licence
02 November Written Reply to Question 3069 - Whether she has received an application from the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality for additional funding to complete the Nooitgedacht-Coega low level scheme
02 November Written Reply to Question 3068 - What are the names of the entities and persons who have been awarded water use licenses under Project Letsema
30 October Written Reply to Question 672 - Whether her department will provide the deatails of the capital projects being budgeted for in the Medium Term Expenditure Framework for the Northern Cape in the 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years
30 October Written Reply to Question 671 - Whether her department has assisted the umsobomvu Municipality in the Northen Cape with the salvaging and reparation of a water pump station in the Orange River
30 October Written Reply to Question 657 - Whether she has been informed of the lack of water supply and complete unavailability of water at times in Giyano in Limpopo
30 October Written Reply to Question 655 - Whethet a certain person has recently been appointed in any position in the national office or any of the regional offices of the Department of Water Affairs
26 October Written Reply to Question 3011 - Whether the accounting officers submitted the annual financial statements for the financial year ending 31 March 2012 to her by 31 August 2012
26 October Written Reply to Question 2978 - Whether efforts by her department and Rand Water has improved the water quality of the Hartbeespoort Dam
26 October Written Reply to Question 2972 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 57 for oral reply 7 March 2012, any progress has been made
26 October Written Reply to Question 2966 - What is the current level of mine water below the surface and environmental critical limit
26 October Written Reply to Question 2954 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 2684 on 8 October 2012, any progress has been made by the mediation panel set up in terms of section 150 of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998
23 October Written Reply to Question 645 - Whether she has been informed of the plight of the Giyani community which has been without water for the past four months
19 October Written Reply to Question 2872 - Whether she has been informed that mining sludge from the Welverdiend canal has spilled onto, among othe places, municipal land adjacent to 1st Avenue in Welverdiend and that the canal is blocked
19 October Written Reply to Question 2836 - How many arbitration awards have been issued against Bloem Water in the 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 financial years
19 October Written Reply to Question 562 - Whether the correct processes will be followed before Alexkor transfer the village of Alexander Bay
12 October Written Reply to Question 2815 - Whether there has been any water pollution emanating from the Blyvooruitzicht mine of a certain company since 1 April 2012
12 October Written Reply to Question 2788 - Whether, with reference to the proposed pipeline that Rand Water intends building through various properties along Modderfontein Road, an environmental impact assessment has been conducted
12 October Written Reply to Question 2787 - With reference to the proposed pipeline that Rand Water intends building through various properties along Modderfontein Road, what mechanisms are being used
12 October Written Reply to Question 2786 - What is the expected cost of the proposed pipeline that Rand Water intends building through the various properties along Modderfontein Road
12 October Written Reply to Question 2779 - Whether, at any time since 1 July 2012, any gates leading into the property around Voëlvlei Dam have been in disrepair
12 October Written Reply to Question 2758 - Whether any action was taken against officials in her department who violated the Promotion of Access to Information Act
12 October Written Reply to Question 2740 - Whether her department has reviewed its organogram as required in the 2008-09 and 2010-11 financial years
21 September Written Reply to Question 2696 - Whether her department has awarded any contracts to a certain company since its establishment in 1996
21 September Written Reply to Question 2688 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 2366 on 14 September 2012, she has been informed that in practice the mine management is not negotiating with affected landowners about water compensation
21 September Written Reply to Question 2687 - Whether she has been informed of the regular occurrence of pollution into the Margate and Port Edward estuaries from sewerage infrastructure managed by Ugu District Municipality
21 September Written Reply to Question 2686 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 2368 on 14 September 2012, the date of the 2012 audit is in compliance with the audit frequency as stipulated in the water user licence
21 September Written Reply to Question 2684 - Whether, since her reply to question 2115 on 29 August 2012, the Department of Water Affairs has made any progress in rectifying the noncompliance at the mine
21 September Written Reply to Question 2625 - Whether her department has implemented the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, Act 3 of 2000
14 September Written Reply to Question 2589 - Whether her department has completed a study on the appoortionment of liability for acid mine drainage in the Witwatersrand
14 September Written Reply to Question 2528 - What measures have been put in place to attract appropriate skills in the water sector
07 September Written Reply to Question 2506 - Whether her Ministry, her departments and any entity reporting to her plan to host end-of-year parties
07 September Written Reply to Question 2474 - Whether there have been any cases in North West since 1 July 2012 where the water withdrawals of operating mines have compromised the supply of water to other water users in the vivinity of the mines
07 September Written Reply to Question 2461 - Whether there are any formal arrangement or protocols that govern intergovernmental relations between the Government, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
07 September Written Reply to Question 2408 - Whether officials in her department purchased tickets to the New Age Business Briefing
07 September Written Reply to Question 2407 - Whether she was informed of the plight of the Bushbuckridge community's lack of access to water supply from the nearby Inyaka Dam
07 September Written Reply to Question 487 - Whether her Department has been requested to assist the Setsoto Municipality regarding the water crisis
31 August Written Reply to Question 2368 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1047 on 20 April 2010 and question 1389 on 20 may 2010, internal audits for assessing compliance with the water use licence have been conducted by the mine
31 August Written Reply to Question 2367 - Whether the Department of Water Affairs is investigating whether the specified dam walls are causing blockages in the Brak River
31 August Written Reply to Question 2366 - With reference to her reply to question 1047 on 20 April 2010 and 1389 on 20 May 2010, how have the operations of the Sishen Mine affected the flow and availability of water in the Gamogara River
24 August Written Reply to Question 2280 - Since 1 January 2010 on how many dates has the Water Tribunal been convened
24 August Written Reply to Question 2279 - Which dams are considered at risk or are ecperiencing eutrophication as a result of high phosphate loads entering the impoundments
24 August Written Reply to Question 461 - How many slime dams are available in use and not operational at a certain diamond mining facility
21 August Written Reply to Question 238 - What percentage of the population has access to a basic water supply and when is it envisaged that universal access to basic water will be achieved
21 August Written Reply to Question 237 - Whether, since her reply to question 381 on 24 February 2012, she has found the quality of water
21 August Written Reply to Question 236 - Whether progress is being made in the implementation of solutions to deal with acid mine drainage on the Witwatersrand
17 August Written Reply to Question 2169 - Whether her departments or any entity reporting to her makes use of private security firms
17 August Written Reply to Question 2115 - Whether, with respect to Exxaro's Leeuwpan mine, any part of the pan and wetlands on the mine site had been mined since 1 January 2012
17 August Written Reply to Question 2114 - What are the names and locations of mines that are still operating without a valid water licence since her reply to question 468 on 19 March 2012
10 August Written Reply to Question 2056 - Whether she, her Deputy Minister and any official from an entity reporting to her will be attending or attended, the 2012 Olympic Games
10 August Written Reply to Question 399 - How many kilolitres of water are being lost on average in respect of each month in each municipality in the Free State
03 August Written Reply to Question 1963 - Over the said financial years no provision for financial donations has been made
03 August Written Reply to Question 1953 - Whether an application or applications for a water use license have been received from the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan municipality
03 August Written Reply to Question 1938 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1686 on 11 July 2012, the SA Weather Service is involved in using fog harvesting technology
27 July Written Reply to Question 1857 - Whether any money has been budgeted for the construction of an abstraction point of the balancing dam at the Hozani Water Purification Works in the Sabie River
27 July Written Reply to Question 1854 - Whether she has been informed of the arbitration award by the SA Local Government Bargaining Council
27 July Written Reply to Question 1835 - Whether her department and all entities reporting to her make payment to suppliers and service providers within the 30 day payment period
27 July Written Reply to Question 1822 - Whether she intends to initiate any steps against the Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality for failing to provide Carolina residents with a reliable supply of potable water
27 July Written Reply to Question 1806 - What are the last three dates on which officials of the Department of Water Affairs have conducted inspection visits with regard to each mine that is being investigated for pollution
27 July Written Reply to Question 1751 - Whether her department intends appointing an administrator to implement a turnaround strategy
27 July Written Reply to Question 341 - How many Irrigation Boards have been transformed and not been transformed into Water User Association (WUAs) in each province
22 June Written Reply to Question 1703 - With reference to her reply to question 3669 on 13 December 2011, what progress has her department made with the issuing of water licences to the George Municipality
22 June Written Reply to Question 1687 - What is the average water loss in kiloliters per month in each municipality in the Eastern Cape
22 June Written Reply to Question 1686 - What is the purpose of all fog harvesting projects that are being conducted by the Water Research Commission
22 June Written Reply to Question 1685 - What is the total outstanding amount of money owed by municipalities to water boards as at 31 May 2012
22 June Written Reply to Question 1674 - What is the average water loss in kilolitres in respect of each month in each municipality in Mpumalanga
22 June Written Reply to Question 326 - (a) What are the details with respect to all water use licenses in each local municipality in the Chris Hani District Municipality
22 June Written Reply to Question 316 - Whether her department has received any applications to build residential and/or leisure developments near the Vanderkloof Dam
15 June Written Reply to Question 1667 - What (a) is the average water loss in kilolitres per month in each municipality in Limpopo
15 June Written Reply to Question 1663 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 774 on 30 March 2012, officials of her department have conducted any further inspections at Foskor in Richards Bay
15 June Written Reply to Question 1621 - Whether any contracts have been awarded for the building of phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project
08 June Written Reply to Question 1586 - Whether any traffic fines were incurred with regard to any of her official vehicles in the 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 financial years
08 June Written Reply to Question 1561 - Whether she has been informed of the World Bank Inspection Panel's Report into the Medupi Power Station
08 June Written Reply to Question 1559 - When will the feasibility study into long-term solutions to acid mine drainage in the Witwatersrand be concluded
08 June Written Reply to Question 1558 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1327 on 18 May 2012, she has been informed of a certian letter of complaint
08 June Written Reply to Question 1528 - With reference to her reply to question 467 on 19 May 2012, which municipalities contain the majority of the estimated 25% of people who have access to a tap
01 June Written Reply to Question 1491 - Whether her department has taken any steps to ensure that the Mhlathuze Water Board performs clear and separate duties from those of the executive, management and staff in order to allow the Board to exercise oversight
01 June Written Reply to Question 1451 - When was the current Director-General of her department appointed
01 June Written Reply to Question 1443 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 381 on 15 March 2012, she has found any improvement in the quality of the drinking water in Carolina
01 June Written Reply to Question 1424 - What corrective action will be taken to ensure that municipalities who did not achieve Blue Drop Status do so
01 June Written Reply to Question 272 - With reference to the chemicals used in the current water purification process done by the Uthukela District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal
25 May Written Reply to Question 1393 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 3642 on 13 December 2011, any further work has been done
25 May Written Reply to Question 1392 - What (a) is the average water loss in kilolitres for each month in each municipality in KwaZulu-Natal
25 May Written Reply to Question 1391 - Whether any progress is being made in establishing an integrated permit system for the issuing of water use licences for the mines
25 May Written Reply to Question 1356 - How many employees in her department in the post level of deputy director to director general who have been appointed on a permanent and contract basis have been suspended on full salary pending investigations
25 May Written Reply to Question 1351 - Whether her department is encouraging the treatment of waste water to enable its further use
25 May Written Reply to Question 1345 - With reference to her reply to question 892 on 7 May 2012, (a) why is her department using the skills of so few retired engineers
18 May Written Reply to Question 1334 - Whether she intends to put the Taung Dam in Northern Cape to better use
18 May Written Reply to Question 1327 - Why has the Department of Water Affairs not paid the expropriation payment of R423 500 to the previous owner by 30 April 2012
18 May Written Reply to Question 239 - Whether she has been informed that the sewage plants in the Nkomazi Municipality are dysfunctional and waters flow into the surrounding rivers
11 May Written Reply to Question 1237 - With reference to her reply to question 468 on 19 March 2012, what is the current status of the water licence application process for the PMG mine in the Northern Cape
11 May Written Reply to Question 1192 - Whether she has been informed that a water pipe which transports water into the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality has had a significant break
08 May Oral Reply to Question 47 - Whether her department is assisting municipalities which are experiencing difficulties to maintain waste water treatment plants
08 May Oral Reply to Question 44 - Whether any municipalities in the Eastern Cape owe any outstanding amounts for water that is being supplied by other municipalities
08 May Oral Reply to Question 33 - Whether she has put any measures in place to address the situation where communities do not have access to water from the dams that are nearer to them
04 May Written Reply to Question 1119 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 2184 on 20 October 2010, any progress has been made in getting all water service authorities to report annually on the implementation of the relevant water services development plan
04 May Written Reply to Question 1054 - Whether her departments have funded the construction or maintance of any dams
04 May Written Reply to Question 1027 - What progress has been made in setting up catchment management agencies to ensure equitable, efficient and sustainable water resources management
04 May Written Reply to Question 202 - Whether any plans are in place to construct a water pipeline from Ficksburg to Clocolan in the Free State
30 April Written Reply to Question 185 - Whether any persons were held accountable for failure to achieve her department's objectives in the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 financial years
30 April Written Reply to Question 161 - What is the Government planning to do in order to ensure that the Millennium Development Goals, legislative commitments and basic human rights to water and sanitation of rural communities are met
26 April Written Reply to Question 1005 - Whether, with reference to her replies to question 872 on 5 May 2010, question 1442 on 25 May 2010, question 2086 on 18 August 2010 and question 45 on 15 March 2011, a charge sheet has been submitted to the National Prosecuting Authority for prosecution
26 April Written Reply to Question 955 - What is the average water loss in kiloliters per month in each municipality in the Free State
20 April Written Reply to Question 907 - What has been the response of the Department of Water Affairs to the judgment in case number 767/2008
20 April Written Reply to Question 906 - Whether there are any standards or protocols that govern the cleaning and removal of solid matter from water reservoirs
20 April Written Reply to Question 892 - Whether the Department of Water has any plans to attract retired engineers back from retirement to assist in the construction and maintenance of water infrastructure
20 April Written Reply to Question 891 - Whether the water control officer at the Voëlvlei Dam is qualified for the position
20 April Written Reply to Question 888 - With reference to each successful application by a mine for a water use licence since the inception of Project Letsema
16 March Written Reply to Question 775 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 242 on 2 March 2012, all the drilled boreholes have been fitted with pumps
16 March Written Reply to Question 774 - On what dates were the latest two inspections carried out by officials of the Department of Water to Foskor in Richards Bay
16 March Written Reply to Question 742 - Whether any officials from her departments and any entities reporting to her were on an official visit to Bloemfontein in December 2011 and January 2012
16 March Written Reply to Question 686 - Whether the Department of Water Affairs is providing any assistance to the Hoedspruit community in Maruleng Municipality
16 March Written Reply to Question 674 - Whether her department leases office space in the Manaka Continental building in Pretoria from a certain company
16 March Written Reply to Question 133 - Whether the telephone lines of her department in the Eastern Cape have been disconnected
16 March Written Reply to Question 129 - Whether the community of Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga has access to bulk water supply
09 March Written Reply to Question 613 - What vacancies currently exist at senior management level in the Department of Water Affairs
09 March Written Reply to Question 612 - Whether she has found the there is sufficient dilution capacity to ameliorate the untreated acid mine drainage and neutralised acid mine drainage decanting from basins in the Witwatersrand between now and the end of 2014
09 March Written Reply to Question 611 - Which water courses ecological reserves hace been determined and when was the study concluded in each case
09 March Written Reply to Question 561 - Whether her departments have internal audit units
09 March Written Reply to Question 121 - Whether any interventions were made to address the backlog of water licensing in different catchment areas since 2009
09 March Written Reply to Question 120 - Whether all the Water Boards are functional; if not, in which catchment areas are they not functional; if so
02 March Written Reply to Question 474 - Whether she met with the internal audit committee in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 financial years
02 March Written Reply to Question 468 - What are the names and locations of mines operating without a valid water licence since her reply to question 3327 on 22 November 2011
02 March Written Reply to Question 467 - What estimated number of people (a) nationwide and (b) in each province does not yet have access to potable water
02 March Written Reply to Question 430 - Whether, with reference to the flooding in Mpumalanga in January 2012, the management of dams in the province during the floods by the officials of the Department of Water was in line with the policies and prescriptions of her department
02 March Written Reply to Question 411 - Whether any mining licences are curretly pending for Limpopo and Mpumalanga
28 February Oral Reply to Question 84 - Whether her department has any policy or plans in place to ensure that the mining industry is (a) held accountable for acid mine drainage, (b) contributing to a long term solution to acid mine drainage
28 February Oral Reply to Question 57 - Whether a feasibility study into the building of the Umzimvubu Dam in the Eastern Cape has been concluded
24 February Written Reply to Question 387 - Whether, since her reply to question 3118 on 22 November 2011, she has been informed of the litigation at the Voëlvlei Dam
24 February Written Reply to Question 386 - Whether her department has responded to the request of the land claimants regarding Voëlvlei Dam for certain information under the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA), Act 2 of 2000, as early as 14 February 2011
24 February Written Reply to Question 385 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 3112 on 12 December 2011, she has been informed that the cattle at Voëlvlei dam were removed on 30 January 2012
24 February Written Reply to Question 381 - Whether there have recently been any occurrences of mine water entering the drinking water of Carolina town in Mpumalanga
24 February Written Reply to Question 54 - Whether the telephone lines have been suspended and postal services are in arrears in each office of her department in the Eastern Cape
17 February Written Reply to Question 244 - What is the current state of operation of all waste water treatment works (WWTWs)
17 February Written Reply to Question 243 - Whether the Department of Water Affairs has commissioned or funded any studies into water losses in the Joe Gqabi District Municipality
17 February Written Reply to Question 242 - How much drought assistance has been given to the Joe Gqabi District Municipality by the Department of Water Affairs since 1 January 2010
17 February Written Reply to Question 229 - Which of the mines currently operated by a cerain company have wate use licences
17 February Written Reply to Question 118 - Whether her department has made an assessmsnt of the environmental damage caused by the recent floods in the (a) associated private nature reserves
09 February Written Reply to Question 111 - What are the last two dates on which officials of the Department of Water Affairs have inspected Exarro's Leeuwpan coal mine
09 February Written Reply to Question 110 - Whether she has been informed that an employee of the Department of Water at Voëlvlei Dam has been arrested in January 2012 for possession of illegal firearms, among other things
09 February Written Reply to Question 102 - With reference to her replies to question 2111 and 2119 on 30 Augusts 2011, what progress has since been made with regard to implementing the Corrective Action Plan for the Mkhondo Local Municipality
09 February Written Reply to Question 97 - Whether, with reference to her reply to lapsed question 3406 on 31 January 2011, there have been any further progress by the Water Research Commission on the occurrence of beta-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) in our water bodies
09 February Written Reply to Question 95 - Whether the Department of Water Affairs has granted a certain mine in Mogale City a water use licence
09 February Written Reply to Question 94 - Who has ownership of sediments in the leeukraal Dam and how can a person or entity obtain permission to make use of sediments in the dam
09 February Written Reply to Question 91 - Whether there have been deviations by the operators of the Kind Shaka airport from the Record of Decision that accompanied the environmental authorisation
06 February Written Reply to Question 108 - Whether all dams at the SAPREF refinery in Durban have correct permits

 

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